Old English Literature
A Short Introduction
By (author) Daniel Donoghue
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Old English Literature by Daniel Donoghue
Book DescriptionThis innovative and intriguing introduction to Old English literature is structured around what the author calls 'figures' from Anglo--Saxon culture: the Vow, the Hall, the Miracle, the Pulpit, and the Scholar. * An innovative and intriguing introduction to Old English literature. * Structured around 'figures' from Anglo--Saxon culture: the Vow, the Hall, the Miracle, the Pulpit, and the Scholar. * Situates Old English literary texts within a cultural framework. * Creates new connections between different genres, periods and authors. * Combines close textual analysis with historical context. * Based on the author's many years experience of teaching Old English literature. * The author is co--editor with Seamus Heaney of Beowulf: A Verse Translation (2001) and recently published with Blackwell Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend (2003).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631234852
(244mm x 167mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Daniel Donoghue
Old English Literature, Paperback (March 2004)
Presents an introduction to Old English literature that is structured around what the author calls 'figures' from Anglo-Saxon culture: the Vow, the Hall, the Miracle, the Pulpit, and the Scholar.
Lady Godiva, Paperback (December 2002)
* Traces the erotic myth of Lady Godiva back to its medieval origins. * Based on scholarly research but written to be accessible to general readers. * Combines history, literature, art and folklore. * Focuses on the twin themes of voyeurism and medievalism.
Beowulf, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Daniel Donoghue
Winner of the Whitbread Prize, Seamus Heaney's translation "accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right" (New York Times Book Review).
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Author Biography - Daniel Donoghue
Daniel Donoghue is the John P. Marquand Professor of English at Harvard University. He is the author of Lady Godiva: A Literary History of the Legend (2003), Style in Old English Poetry (1987) and is co--editor with Seamus Heaney of Beowulf: A Verse Translation (2001).
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